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Today's News

  • 2009-2010 Mills County Athlete of the Year

    Not just any athlete gets his own bus bench.
    Then again, not every athlete had Johnny Fuller's year.
    The Glenwood junior placed third at last fall's Iowa State Cross Country meet, the school's best ever individual finish. This after breaking the school record for the Rams' own cross country course and snagging his second straight Hawkeye 10 Conference title.

  • Ready To 'Rock The Roof'

    If you like that old time rock ‘n roll music, the Davies Amphitheater is the place you need to be Saturday night.

    Three hall of fame bands will share the stage as the Iowa Rock ‘N Roll Music Association (IRRMA) brings its “Rock The Roof Road Show” to Glenwood for the first time ever. The concert, featuring the music of Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Con Brio, The Fortes and The Thunderbirds, is being staged as a joint fundraiser for the Davies Amphitheater roof replacement project, IRRMA and the Iowa Rock ‘N Roll Museum.

  • Water Alert In Glenwood

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) customers were notified in writing last week that the city’s water system has been found to be in violation of established drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Permits, Fees Raise Concern

    Which construction and remodeling projects need a permit and which ones do not?

    That question became the pivotal point of sometimes heated discussion at a recent meeting of the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    Approximately 20 citizens were in attendance at the supervisors’ June 29 meeting to discuss the county’s building permit requirements and fee structure.

  • Historic win puts Rams into first state tournament

    It may have been their first state tournament berth but the Glenwood baseball team celebrated like old pro's on Wednesday with the customary dog pile and Gatorade bath for head coach Bret Elam.

    After decades of struggle and three straight 20 win seasons with littler post-season success, the Glenwood baseball team is headed to this week's Iowa State Baseball Tournament after a big first inning and another sterling pitching performance from Taylor Kaufman carried the Rams to a 9-1 substate victory over A-D-M at Carroll Stadium in Carroll on Wednesday.

  • Growing Pains

    The Loess Hills Humane Society opened its doors last July.

        For a year now. the shelter has served Mills County – offering up cats and dogs for adoption, licensing dogs and serving as animal control for the 400 square mile county.

        Through all their work however, no way has the shelter garnered more attention than they did on April 29 when the Loess Hills Humane Society and deputies from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office seized more than two dozen starving, neglected and sick pit bulls from a Pacific Junction property.

  • Back To The Drawing Board?

    There doesn’t appear to be a lot of traction for getting a new jail and public safety center built in Mills County.

    A citizen’s committee, put together in 2008 to study the issue and develop a proposal to replace or renovate the nearly century-old Mills County Jail and Sheriff’s Office building in Glenwood, has disbanded and the county board of supervisors must now decide what direction to go on the matter.

  • Knights roll into district semifinals

    The Fremont-Mills softball team rolled into the Class 1A regional semifinals for the third straight year on Friday with a 11-2 victory over Sidney.

    The Knights (26-9 overall, 12-0 in the Corner Conference) smacked 15 hits off Sidney starter Darrian Slater. Mindy Lorimor and Emily Smith each had three hits and drove in a run. Kendall Fichter went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs.

    Lorimor was again dominant in the circle, striking out 11, allowing seven hits and just one earned run in the victory.

  • Rams take two at Omaha South tourney

    The Glenwood baseball team went 2-0 and outscored its opponents 20-1 at the Omaha South Invitational at Omaha's Brown Park over the weekend.

    Glenwood (23-6 overall, 15-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) knocked off the host Packers 10-1 and came back on Saturday to defeat Bennington, Neb. 10-0 in five innings.

    In game one, Matt Schulz (3-1) tossed a four hit gem, striking out nine and allowing one earned run.

    In the tournament capper, Alec Forbes earned the victory pitching four scoreless innings and striking out eight in four innings of work.

  • End of the Road

    It’s been a long haul for Glenwood Transit Line.

    Seventy-one years to be exact.

    The freight, transport and storage business has been a staple of the Glenwood community since shortly after the Great Depression, but Clarence Boles, Jr., and his wife, Helen, say the time is right to close up shop.

    “It’s neat after this length of time to say we’re closing with a positive attitude,” Helen said

    during an interview last week. “We’re not being forced to do this. We’re doing this because the time has come.”